Safe Care, Safe Summer

Last updated June 22, 2021

Accessing Care At Nantucket Cottage Hospital 

Nantucket Cottage Hospital is making the medical care you need this summer accessible, convenient, and most of all, safe, for patients with common conditions and ailments that are non-life-threatening.

In case of an emergency, always call 911 or visit our emergency department immediately.

Telehealth: The Same Care, Same-Day From Home

Our On Demand telehealth service is the quickest and most convenient option for patients requiring non-emergency care.

Nantucket Cottage Hospital is now offering telehealth visits through Mass General Brigham for all new or existing patients, regardless of insurance coverage. Secure virtual visits are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the convenience of your smart phone, tablet or computer. These virtual visits ensure patients skip the in-person appointment lines, while still accessing immediate quality care for non-life-threatening aliments and conditions.

All that’s needed to utilize On Demand, is to register with Mass General Brigham (formerly Partners HealthCare) by calling 866-211-6588. If you have received care at Nantucket Cottage Hospital in the past you are already registered, however, it is a good idea to confirm and update your information by calling the number above.  Following MGB registration, you can now sign-up for virtual appointments at https://ondemand.partners.org/

Our telehealth providers can diagnose, offer treatment and prescribe medication for many health conditions, including:

  • Upper respiratory infections/flu/cough/cold (including suspected COVID-19 viral infection)
  • Sinus symptoms
  • Eye irritation/conjunctivitis
  • Allergies
  • Rashes
  • Minor injuries and illnesses
  • Urinary symptoms (painful urination, yeast infections)
  • Mild asthma exacerbations
  • Other possible symptoms of COVID-19

In-Person, Same-Day Appointments

Same-day appointments are available Monday through Friday. NCH is not offering the walk-in care service currently to reduce the number of individuals in our waiting area. Call 508-825-1000 for a same-day appointment. Phone lines open at 7:00 a.m. and appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

To access same-day appointments at Nantucket Cottage Hospital please register with Mass General Brigham (formerly Partners HealthCare) by calling 866-211-6588. If you have received care at Nantucket Cottage Hospital in the past you are already registered, however, it is a good idea to confirm and update your information by calling the number above.

Patients of any age with one or more symptoms of COVID-19, as well as close contacts of confirmed positive cases, can schedule a COVID-19 test by calling 508-825-1000.

Same-day appointments are intended for treatment of a range of ailments, including:

  • Coughs, colds & viruses
  • Minor scrapes & cuts
  • Sunburns
  • Asthma flares
  • Back pain
  • Illness
  • Rashes
  • Earaches
  • Infections
  • Tick bites
  • Minor bone injuries
  • Slips & falls
  • Muscle pain & sprains
  • Respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Sore throat

Nantucket Cottage Hospital is a member of Mass General Brigham, formerly Partners HealthCare. If you have never received services at an MGB facility, you must register ahead of time by calling (866) 211-6588.